The more you do something that you don’t really like, the more you enjoy it. Oh dear what am I talking about I hate folding washing, and putting it away, the more I do it, the more I hate it. Let me start over.
I never use to be adventurous in the kitchen. Actually I will never been adventurous in the kitchen. I will never be the next masterchef, or top chef, or even my kitchen rules. I like to keep things basic. Plain and simple, but with taste.
I love looking through recipe books, but 99.9% of the time, I look at the recipe and I will be like “yeah I will never make this”, or “what is xx, and where do I get it?” Or how about “my kids will never eat this”, and that one is a big clincher.
One thing I have learnt when it comes to cooking is to just give it a go. Sure things are going to fail. Other times you are going to have a winner.
Take this recipe for example.
I cooked this recipe for my inlaw’s.
My father inlaw is a pescetarian, so I knew this one would be a winner for him. When I try out a recipe for the first time (ones that I don’t know if the kids will like), I will test it out on myself first. Not so the case, with this recipe. Yes I cooked this recipe, having never made it before and serving it to my inlaw’s… oh dear this could have been a total utter disaster. Thank goodness it was not.
The meal was a hit! Thanks to good ol’ Carrie that is.
This dish was seriously moreish. Yes you can have it as a meal on it’s own, but I felt that it would serve better as a side. So a few weeks later, I made the recipe again.
This time around, I kinda combined two of Carries recipes. The Cauli recipe with a Leek & Bacon Bake. It still totally rocked my socks.
And the best part, when I tweeted it and tagged Carrie, she loved me back!
How awesome is that! (It was a nice unexpected birthday present).
QOTD – So what’s the last new recipe you tired out? Was it a success or a failure?